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Can you point to the part in the OP where it says they filed an insurance claim?

Oh, that's right - it doesn't.

Read the original news report ..

"In their confession, the couple admitted to creating the bogus robbery in order to get the proper documents needed to file a claim with their insurance company, Lt Col Thammasak said."

How does that translate into having filed an insurance claim?

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Gee ............. how does filing a report with Thai police translate into attempting to defraud an Australian insurance company?

If being a pedant means getting it right (rather than making wild assumptions) I plead guilty. :lol:

Try reading my post above ..

Read the original news report ..

http://www.thaivisa....-robbery-claim/

"In their confession, the couple admitted to creating the bogus robbery in order to get the proper documents needed to file a claim with their insurance company, Lt Col Thammasak said."

Is that a 'wild assumption'

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Gee ............. how does filing a report with Thai police translate into attempting to defraud an Australian insurance company?

If being a pedant means getting it right (rather than making wild assumptions) I plead guilty. :lol:

Try reading my post above ..

Read the original news report ..

http://www.thaivisa....-robbery-claim/

"In their confession, the couple admitted to creating the bogus robbery in order to get the proper documents needed to file a claim with their insurance company, Lt Col Thammasak said."

Is that a 'wild assumption'

No, the "wild assumption" is that they attempted to defraud the insurance company.

It is pretty clear (to me at least) they could not do that without first filing a claim with the insurance company, which is a quite separate act to claiming to the Thai police that they had been robbed.

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They're both Lebanese. Firstly, for those who say "I bet they weren't born in Australia" clearly have never visited Australia or if you are from Australia, you've been living in Thailand far too long! :)

Whilst they are pretty dumb for thinking they could get away with it, it's no excuse for people here hating on them or anyone based on race, especially since it has absolutely no sentiment to the OP's story.

I would be more suspicious that they actually did nothing wrong and there is more to the story considering, you know, this is Thailand!

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Gee ............. how does filing a report with Thai police translate into attempting to defraud an Australian insurance company?

If being a pedant means getting it right (rather than making wild assumptions) I plead guilty. :lol:

Try reading my post above ..

Read the original news report ..

http://www.thaivisa....-robbery-claim/

"In their confession, the couple admitted to creating the bogus robbery in order to get the proper documents needed to file a claim with their insurance company, Lt Col Thammasak said."

Is that a 'wild assumption'

No, the "wild assumption" is that they attempted to defraud the insurance company.

It is pretty clear (to me at least) they could not do that without first filing a claim with the insurance company, which is a quite separate act to claiming to the Thai police that they had been robbed.

So you think it was a wild assumption that they attempted to defraud the insurance company.....when they have gone on record stating that this was why they filed the false robbery claim?

Check the small print on your travel insurance.

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Obviously the mods have their hands full with all the flood postings, otherwise more than half of the posts here would have been deleted.

What a poor showing for the 'true' Aussies - calling these two 'boat people' is especially dimwitted as they are mostly descendants of boat loads of criminals themselves :unsure:.

Surnames have very little to do with their nationality, likewise their country of birth; if they are Australian citizens, they are as Australian as any blue-blooded criminal descendant.

And this is from an ex South African - calling you Australians racist xenophobes is particularly insulting. But just to be fair, not all Australians are racist cretins, I would say most are capable of using their brains far better than this bunch.:bah:

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Guys,

Has the weather situation improved and is it a nice day to go outside, get away from your computers and do something meaningful or just relax?

Surely this thread is going to achieve absolutely nothing more and was probably at that stage after "Page 1"

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Presumably the informal fine was a lot more than the official one. Otherwise why would the police go to so much trouble. In fact this is just a warning to insurance fraudsters to be more careful about the stories they concoct. The downside for getting caught is minimal. These two will probably come back and try and it again in another Thai resort.

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So you think it was a wild assumption that they attempted to defraud the insurance company.....when they have gone on record stating that this was why they filed the false robbery claim?

Check the small print on your travel insurance.

If you are unable to make the distinction between an intention, and an attempt, I am unable to help you further. ;)

ps I never use travel insurance - waste of money.

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Want to bet that more than 600 baht ... or something worth much more than 600 baht ... changed hands in order for these folks avoid something worse than deportation ?

~o:37;

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Surnames have very little to do with their nationality, likewise their country of birth; if they are Australian citizens, they are as Australian as any blue-blooded criminal descendant.

And this is from an ex South African - calling you Australians racist xenophobes is particularly insulting. But just to be fair, not all Australians are racist cretins, I would say most are capable of using their brains far better than this bunch.:bah:

This! I was born and raised in Aus and with my surname, you wouldn't think I am Aussie either.

ParadiseLost, I love your willingness to put your country's history on the line like that! Much respect! And I couldn't agree more with what you said.

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So you think it was a wild assumption that they attempted to defraud the insurance company.....when they have gone on record stating that this was why they filed the false robbery claim?

Check the small print on your travel insurance.

If you are unable to make the distinction between an intention, and an attempt, I am unable to help you further. ;)

ps I never use travel insurance - waste of money.

cheesy.gifcheesy.gif ,but thanks for all your previous help! laugh.gif

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Why would someone report their passport missing for financial gain ? It will cause all sorts of problems

What normally happens in situations like this, is that they have items had stolen from them on the holiday but they know that insurance companies never willingly pay out unless there is a violent incident.

So they try to get a police report with a made-up violent incident in order that the insurance company cannot avoid it's obligations.

The problem is the insurance companies really, particularly in England and Australia never paying out

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